Singapore global private markets platform CapBridge and award-winning RegTech provider Know Your Customer join forces in Singapore.
Singapore global private markets platform CapBridge has partnered with Know Your Customer to deliver fast and reliable client onboarding to retail investors of its innovative private market platform.
Award-winning RegTech provider Know Your Customer will be powering the private investment platform’s seamless and secure digital onboarding process for all investors.
This partnership comes after CapBridge received approval from its regulator to extend private equity access to retail investors – further lowering the barriers of private equity investing for Singapore investors as well as broadening the liquidity pool for companies on the global private markets platform.
Established in 2015, Know Your Customer provides best in class digital solutions for anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) compliance to financial institutions and regulated organisations around the world. By centralising the onboarding process for all client types within one solution, Know Your Customer strengthens compliance, reduces costs and delivers exceptional onboarding experiences to both individuals and corporate clients.
CapBridge is backed by Singapore Exchange and operates a global investment syndication platform for private opportunities focussing on mid-to-late stage growth companies. Retail investors can participate in private equity investments via the “Preferred Access” structure, which is designed for ease of understanding as well as added investment protection.
Claus Christensen, CEO & Co-Founder of Know Your Customer, commented:
“We are delighted to be partnering with CapBridge to deliver the type of seamless and digital-first onboarding experience that retail investors expect from such an innovative company. I see strong synergies between our two organisations, and together with my team I’m extremely excited about the future of this partnership.”
Johnson Chen, CEO of CapBridge, said:
“Through the implementation of Know Your Customer’s technology, we are now able to deliver exceptional digital onboarding experiences to our retail customers, while strengthening overall KYC and AML compliance. We are encouraged by the support of Know Your Customer as our partner, as we continue to drive investment participation and innovation in financial services without compromising on regulatory compliance.”
The new partnership will bring together two financial technology companies that share the same customer-centric approach and deep drive for innovation. More specifically, CapBridge’s newly designed onboarding process leverages Know Your Customer’s expertise in mobile digital solutions for ID verification and document collection, directly linked with Know Your Customer’s end-to-end verification and management platform.
Both Know Your Customer and CapBridge are exhibiting at Singapore FinTech Festival on November 11th – 15th 2019.
CapBridge operates a global investment syndication platform for private opportunities. The CapBridge platform serves mid-to-late stage growth companies and the funds that focus on them. Our investment model is built with all investors in mind. Retail investors and Accredited Investors on the CapBridge platform who opt to be treated as retail investors can participate in private equity investments via the “Preferred Access” structure, which is designed for ease of understanding as well as added investment protection.
Opportunities are first brought to lead investors with industry knowledge to conduct due diligence, negotiate value adding investment structures, as well as manage portfolio positions to the desired exit. Co-investors then sign with the same terms to realize better risk-adjusted returns and a more likely exit. Companies benefit from working with lead investors who understand their sector well and can directly add value, as well as from broadening the shareholder base with co-investors who can add network connectivity and assist towards a successful private or public listing further down the road.
Where suitable, opportunities are also offered to retail investors via the “Preferred Access” structure. “Preferred Access” opportunities typically focus on pre-IPO or late-stage growth private companies with firm exit or liquidity plans (e.g. IPO, trade sale, M&A), as well as convertible or redeemable securities with a clearly-defined structure for return on investment.
The entire investment process is conducted electronically on our intelligent platform, which works ceaselessly to match deals with investors and facilitate the deal process.
CapBridge has a Capital Markets Services License and is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Singapore Exchange (SGX) is a strategic partner and shareholder. For more information on the CapBridge co-investment platform, visit www.capbridge.sg